The Compleat Court-Keeper: Or, Land-Steward's Assistant...
Guidance for Land Stewards Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. The Compleat Court-Keeper: Or, Land Steward's Assistant. Containing, First, The Nature of Courts-Leets and Courts-Baron; With a General Introduction to Every Thing Incident to Them, According to Law and Custom. Secondly, The Manner of Holding Courts-Leet, Courts-Baron, And Courts of Survey, With the Charge to the Juries; And the Forms of Entring Those Courts in the Minute-Books and in the Court-Rolls; With Precedents of Great Variety of Presentments, Amerciaments, Estreats, Copies of Court-Roll for Life, And in Fee; Grants, Surrenders, Admittances, Licences, Forfeitures, and all other Proceedings of that Nature. Thirdly, The Manner of Keeping the Court-Baron for Trying of Actions; The Nature and Kinds of Actions, And of Pleadings; And Precedents of Declarations and Pleadings, And of Process, From the Precept or Original to the Distress or Execution; With Pleas and Recoveries Concerning Copyhold Lands. Fourthly, Precedents of Contracts, Conditions, Covenants, Leases for Life; Leases for Years, Assignments, Mortgages, Surrenders of Such Leases; And also of Copies of Court-Roll in Special Cases, Used by the Land-Steward. Fifthly, The Power and Authority of the Lord, And of the Steward, And the Privilege of the Tenants, With Variety of Law-Cases and Resolutions Concerning Copyholders, And the Whole Business of Court-Keeping: And also Surveys of Manors, Rentals, Steward's Accounts, Fees, &c. With Additions and Amendments. London: Printed by E. And R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, 1724. viii, 480, ,  pp. Includes 29 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-1/2' x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, which are beginning to separate but still quite secure, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine. "No." in small early hand to front pastedown, minor worming to pastedowns and preliminaries. Moderate toning to interior, small faint stains and soiling to margins of a few leaves. $450. * Third edition. First published in 1713, this comprehensive treatise on landlord and tenant was a standard work for many years. (Its final edition, the eighth, was issued in 1819.) A practical book designed mainly for the use of stewards, it.
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